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September 2017

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Social at UA – Guidelines, Engagement, and Platform Selection

September 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Social Media Specialists Olivia Ann Hodges, Mallori Hudgins and Jatensia Calhoun will briefly touch on the social media guidelines at UA (with an emphasis on analytics), along with how UA social is embracing the next iteration of Where Legends Are Made. Discussion to focus on how to make strategic decisions based on previous content, driving engagement, and determining platform presence. Jatensia Calhoun will share how Admissions social media has become more collaborative with Strategic Communications and why that matters.

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October 2017

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Web Maker Communities

October 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Join WebTide colleagues and special guest Josh Sahib from Tuscaloosa SPARK as we explore a number of exciting and rewarding avenues for professional collaboration across the web maker spectrum!

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November 2017

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Taskstream ePortfolios

November 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios)—collections of artifacts curated and narrated by students—are becoming increasingly popular in higher education. Their potential uses include teaching/learning, assessment, and showcasing. In this session, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness team will provide an overview of Taskstream LAT, a web-based ePortfolio platform that is available at no charge to all UA faculty, staff, and students.

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December 2017

WebTide Holiday Lunch Social

December 7, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Surin of Thailand, 1402 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, AL 35401 United States
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We hope that you all can join us Thursday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. at Surin for our 2017 WebTide holiday social! We will be making a reservation in advance to cover the number of attendees, so please send an email to if you can make it. Can't wait to see you there!

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January 2018

WebTide Special Event: WPCampus Virtual Conference

January 30

We are delighted to announce that for this year’s first get-together we are hosting live viewing sessions of the 2018 WPCampus Online Virtual Conference! Want to experience web publishing strategy sessions, technical expertise, and networking with users across the world without the expense and hassle of travel? If this sounds right up your alley, be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 for an entire day of education and professional development. Schedule 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Gordon…

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February 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Legal and Compliance Considerations for Accessibility

February 15 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

As the legal landscape regarding web accessibility continues to develop, one thing is clear –universities are facing an increasing risk of liability for inaccessible websites and other IT. Private plaintiffs’ firms, advocacy groups and the federal government continue to target websites and digital content covered by the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related laws. Join us for a discussion of the impact of accessibility lawsuits and investigations, web accessibility policy, and best practices for compliance with relevant…

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March 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Texthelp Tools for Reading, Writing, Language Learning, and STEM

March 22 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Emerging Technology and Accessibility's Melissa Green will demonstrate Texthelp tools now freely available to all UA students, faculty, and staff: Read&Write, a customizable toolbar with supports for reading, writing, research, and studying; EquatIO, an application that lets you type, handwrite, or speak to create equations, formulas, and other math and chemistry expressions; and Snapverter, a Google Chrome app that converts printed documents and inaccessible digital files into readable PDFs for easy sharing and reading aloud. Texthelp tools are particularly beneficial…

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April 2018

Laravel Web Applications with A&S

April 19 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Come join us as John Hunt discusses the web application framework, Laravel, and its use in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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May 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Web Accessibility

May 17 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

WebTide will meet on Thursday, May17 to mark the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an event whose purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion for people with disabilities. As part of the global GAAD celebration, ETA will be discussing updates to the UA campus wide accessibility initiative and resources to the UA community.

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June 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Virtual Reality with the Innovation Team

June 21 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm 124 Martha Parham West (The Cahaba Room) Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States + Google Map

Join the Innovation Team in Martha Parham West to play with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in a variety of applications and games. After a brief introduction, be prepared to participate in a casual virtual reality demonstration. If you haven’t experienced virtual reality before, this is a great chance to try it out.

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